This slow cooker marinated pork tenderloin recipe is so easy and delicious! I love using a slow cooker, even if I don’t need to. It works like magic.
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Oo-la-la! I love pork tenderloin! Especially this easy recipe. Wait until you see how easy it is!
I liked pork growing up. Liked, not loved. One of the reasons why I didn’t love it was I remember one time when my mom made baked pork chops covered with shake and bake. Remember that product? I actually used to love it but that was long ago and I haven’t had it in years.
Now, I make my own coating. Why buy it when you can make it?
Not that this recipe has a coating for the pork, but this is my pork memory, so bear with me.
Well, this particular meal, I was just finished eating my pork chop. I picked up the nearly clean bone with my hand and noticed some meat on the bottom of the bone. Naturally, I gobbled it up.
Only it was not meat.
It was a chunk of fat.
I had to spit it out. It grossed me out so much that it caused me to dislike pork for years. Isn’t that weird how that happens? That chunk of fat put me off pork chops.
Is there a food item that some experience you had caused you to instantly dislike, even though you had liked it for years?
I think I was in my 20s before I started to enjoy eating pork again.
On to the Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Recipe
The pork tenderloin is front and center. It grosses me out a little. Raw meat almost always makes me feel that way. What about you?
The rest of the ingredients are soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic paste, dried basil and dried parsley.
I grab a gallon ziplock bag and place the tenderloin inside of it. Also, I measure out 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 teaspoon basil, 1 teaspoon parsley and 2 teaspoons garlic paste (equivalent to 2 cloves) and place them all in the bag with the pork tenderloin.
I massage the bag to make sure the tenderloin is covered.
Christopher: Lucky bag, you give good massages.
Me: Aww, shucks. Well, I was a massage therapist!
Christopher: Oh, I know! ??♂️
Bag ‘o Pork
I place the pork tenderloin in the refrigerator for an hour.
I place my slow cooker on the counter and empty the contents of the bag into it. On the spur of the moment, I decide to also add a 10 ounce package of sliced mushrooms.
That’s the fun of cooking. You can improvise.
I set the slow cooker on low and set the timer for 3 1/2 hours.
It’s done. I put the tenderloin on a large plate and spoon the mushrooms and marinade on top. I also make a salad and plate some pasta and cooked broccoli.
Peek a Boo, I see you, Pork
I cut some slices of pork tenderloin and add them to the plate.
Let’s look at it from a closer vantage point.
Doesn’t that look good?
Well, it is!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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This marinated pork tenderloin is so easy to make and delicious to eat.
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, (or larger)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons garlic paste, (equivalent to 2 cloves garlic, crushed)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1, 10 ounce package sliced portobello mushrooms
- Gallon ziplock bag
- Slow cooker
- Place tenderloin and all the other ingredients except the mushrooms in the gallon bag
- Massage the bag, making sure the pork is covered with the marinade
- Refrigerate for an hour or overnight, whichever is easier for you
- Get slow cooker and empty bag into it
- Add package of mushrooms
- Set slow cooker on low and set timer for 3:30 hours
- Plate pork tenderloin and spoon mushrooms and marinade on top
- Slice pork tenderloin in inch slices
- Plate pork with some pasta and veggie
- Calories: 155